President Akufo-Addo proposing a toast to Jyrki Juhani, Finland Ambassador to Ghana at the Jubilee House in Accra.
President Akufo-Addo yesterday
received the letters of credence of five envoys.
They included Bril
Vyacheslav from the Eastern European State of Belarus, Jyrki Juhani from the Northern
European State of Finland, Amadu Taal from the Gambia, Imaani Ouaadil from
Morroco and Natasha Halfhuid from the Southern American State of Suriname.
First on the list was
the newly-assigned Morrocan Ambassador to Ghana, Imaani Ouaadil, who said she
was looking forward to strengthening the economic relations that exist between
Ghana and her country.
She said she would spare
no effort in enhancing the bond of cooperation existing between the two
governments and raise the Ghana-Morocco bilateral relations to a new high.
Halfhuid of Suriname, in her address, observed that like Ghana, Suriname has
huge reserves of rainforest with an abundance of freshwater conducive for
faming and eco-tourism. Suriname, she added, is also rich in gold mines,
bauxite with huge deposits of oil and gas.
“The abundance of all these resources presents to both Ghana and Surinarme a new chapter, as it relates to trade, investment and partnerships, providing us with immediate opportunities for strengthening our economic ties,” Ambassador Halfhuid said.
President Akufo-Addo also
stated that it would make economic sense for Ghana to liaise with Belarus to
enhance the exploitation of her natural resources by tapping into the
technological know- how of Belarus.
On his part, the
Ambassador of the Eastern European State of Belarus, Bril Vyacheslav, indicated
that Ghana is not only known as a country with huge economic potentials but is also
considered to be the hub of the West African market.
To this end, Ambassador Vyacheslav
said, “Belarus is highly motivated to intensify the development of trade
and economic relations with the Republic of Ghana.”
The Finnish Ambassador, Jyrki Juhani, touted the educational system in his country ‒ which, according to him, has seen a tremendous improvement ‒ one of the best in Europe.
He expressed his country’s readiness to share
with Ghana all the policies that have made her educational system a success.
President Akufo-Addo, in
response, said government through the Education Ministry would be ready to send
a delegation to Finland to gather first-hand information of the Finnish
education system in order to apply same to improve Ghana’s educational sector.
The last to present his credential was the Gambian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amadu Taal, who commended President Akufo-Addo for “the clear vision you have defined for the development of your country. We have no doubt that this developmental strategy is beginning to yield positive results in various sectors of the economy.”
In welcoming all five
envoys to Ghana, President Akufo-Addo wished them a successful tour of duty to Ghana.
He stressed the preparedness of officials of the Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration to assist them in order to make their tour of duty a successful one.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent